Oklahoma State's softball team got its first breakthrough win Friday, Feb. 23, 2013, when it beat No. 17 Stanford 4-1 at the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.
Oklahoma State, 7-5, got all four of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on for the win. Stanford (11-3) got a run in its half of the sixth. OSU's runs game on a throwing error and two rbi singles.
Earlier in the day the Cowgirls gave No. 5 Florida a scare, but ended up losing 2-0. In that game the Gators got two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Oklahoma State beat BYU Friday 3-2 to end the day with a 2-1 mark.
OSU will take on No. 13 UCLA at 4:30 p.m. CT and Long Beach State at 9:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State has had several close games so far this season. Three have gone into extra innings, and the Cowgirls have lost two of those.
Oklahoma State will have its first home game on March 1 against Houston at 6 p.m., and will host Nebraska March 3 at noon.
The strength of the team so far is its pitching and defense. The Cowgirls have not been getting a lot of hits so far and their games have been low scoring. In only one game has more than four runs been scored by either team. Five of their games have been decided by one run, and five more by two runs.